Day of Action: No To Austerity & Racism – Tories Out Of Leeds

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Saturday 20th May 12:00–15:00 Briggate, Leeds, LS1 6

Theresa May has called for a general election on 8 June—it means we have a chance to get her rotten Tory government out.

We can’t allow the Tories five more years to savage the NHS, destroy education, drive down living standards and whip up racism.

We need to create an anti-Tory atmosphere so that people feel confident to get out and vote for Corbyn’s labour policies.

Every organisation fighting for the NHS, for housing, for education and for improving the lives of ordinary working people are invited to come together and show Theresa May what we think of her disgusting government.

A mass gathering in Briggate of all the organisations fighting the Tories austerity will give people confidence to fight and to get out to vote.

The following will be there:
* Hands Off Our Homes
* West Yorkshire FBU
* Unite Community
* Leeds Stand Up to Racism – with a ‘Kick Racism Out of the Election’ stall
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Support Fujitsu Workers

Unite-FujitsuSupport Fujitsu Workers Friday 12th May 10:30 & 12:30 outside Marks and Spenser’s Leeds City Centre

Workers at Fujitsu are asking Marks and Spenser’s to act responsibly.

Fujitsu runs their IT and is making 1800 redundant in the UK, with a lot of these jobs being transferred to low wage countries.

Workers at Fujitsu are protesting plans by the information technology conglomerate company, to impose up to 1,800 redundancies, attacks on pension rights and Strikers are demanding that Fujitsu pays them a living wage.

If you can make it please contact John Garvani jgarvani@gmail.com as soon as possible

‘Fujitsu strikers at UK sites speak about their dispute’.

Read Full article on the World Socialist Web site

Join us if you can

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NO TO AUSTERITY & RACISM KICK THE TORIES OUT Leeds Day Of Action

 

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Theresa May has called for a general election on 8 June—it means we have a chance to get her rotten Tory government out.

We can’t allow the Tories five more years to savage the NHS, destroy education, drive down living standards and whip up racism.

We need to create an anti-Tory atmosphere so that people feel confident to get out and vote for Corbyn’s labour policies.

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Every organisation fighting for the NHS, for housing, for education and for improving the lives of ordinary working people should come together and show Theresa May what we think of her disgusting government. A mass gathering in Briggate of all the organisations fighting the Tories austerity will give people confidence to fight and to get out to vote.

The following will be there:

Hands Off Our Homes

West Yorkshire FBU

Unite Community Leeds & Wakefield

Leeds Stand Up to Racism will have a ‘Kick Racism Out of the Election’ stall

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RE-ELECT RICHARD BURGON – campaigning

18157857_1874199779521631_9093188186186320363_nRe-elect Richard Burgon – campaigning 13th 10.30am and 14th May 11am campaign office UCATTCross Gates

Join local Labour members and supporters campaigning to re-elect Richard Burgon as the Member of Parliament for Leeds East.

We will be speaking to local voters abour Labour’s commitment to introduce a real living wage of £10 an hour, an end the public sector pay cap and the real need for a Labour Government.

Join us – Saturday 13th May – start at 10.30am – Sunday 14th May – start at 11am – Meet at the campaign office at UCATT, Winwaed House, 64-66 Cross Gates Road, LS15 7NN.

If you’ve never been before then all volunteers are briefed before we start, new activists are welcome to shadow an experienced member, and to join us catching up together afterwards.

Find more of my campaigning events here: … http://events.labour.org.uk/results?postcode=ls157nn&date&keyword&distance=25 Donate to my campaign here: https://donate.labour.org.uk/leeds_east/1

Leeds CLP Campaigning: to Elect Jeremy Corbyn and A Labour Victory

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Find your MP

You are welcome to help with Campaigning  – you can chose what you want to do and as much or as little as you want –  you will not be Press-Ganged into anything!
If you are wanting to help but feel uncertain feel free to drop by and talk.

Leeds CLP Campaigning Saturday 6th May
10am Street stall and doorstep campaigning, meet outside Cottingley Shops, Cottingley Vale, LS11 0JY

10.30 to 12 Doorstep campaigning, meet at ASDA Café, Middleton, LS10 4TQ from 10am

12 noon Street stall outside ASDA Harehills Lane/Kimberley Road, LS9

2pm meet at Londis, 129 Woodhouse Street, Charing Cross Shopping Centre, LS6 2PY – Street stall and doorstep campaigning.

Sunday 7th May
10.45am meet at Spinning Wheel, Dewsbury Rd, Beeston, LS11 5NG – doorstep campaigning

2pm meet Cottingley Towers car park, LS11 0JH – doorstep campaigning

Tuesday 9th May
6pm meet Cottingley Towers car park, LS11 0JH – doorstep campaigning
6pm meet Café Nero, Central Square, Wellington Street, LS1 4DL – leafletting

Saturday 13th May
10am Street stall, meet outside BetFred, 61a Top Moor Side, Holbeck, LS11 9LH (followed by doorstep campaigning)

10.30 to 12 Doorstep campaigning, meet at ASDA Café, Middleton, LS10 4TQ from 10am

2pm meet at Spinning Wheel, Dewsbury Road, Beeston, LS11 5NG – doorstep campaigning

Sunday 14th May
10.45am Doorstep campaigning, meet at Spinning Wheel, Dewsbury Rd, Beeston, LS11 5NG.

2pm Doorstep campaigning, meet St Matthews Community Centre, Holbeck, LS11 9NR

Monday 15th May
6pm Doorstep campaigning, meet Hamara Centre, Tempest Road, Beeston, LS11 6RD.

Tuesday 16th May
6pm Doorstep campaigning, meet outside St Matthews Community Centre, LS11 9NR
6pm Doorstep campaigning, meet Hamara Centre, Tempest Road, Beeston, LS11 6RD.

Saturday 20th May
10.30 to 12 Doorstep campaigning, meet at ASDA Café, Middleton, LS10 4TQ from 10am

Saturday 27th May
10.30 to 12 Doorstep campaigning, meet at ASDA Café, Middleton, LS10 4TQ from 10am

Saturday 3rd June
10.30 to 12 Doorstep campaigning, meet at ASDA Café, Middleton, LS10 4TQ from 10am

Film ‘I Am Not Your Negro’

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Film I Am Not Your Negro Plus panel Discussion
Saturday 6th May with Leeds Tidal
3.00pm – 6.30 The Hyde Park Picture House, 73 Brudenell Road, LS6 1JD Leeds
Ticket Prices
In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends—Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. At the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only thirty completed pages of his manuscript. Now, in his incendiary new documentary, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words and rich archival material, to produce a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for.

Following this screening on Saturday 6th May, Leeds Tidal will be hosting a discussion panel with accademics, writers and activists to discuss current race relations in light of the uncomfortable histories retold in the film.

Speakers Include:

Professor Shirley Ann Tate – Leeds Beckett University

Professor Tate is a world-leading researcher in the areas of institutional racism and black identity. She will join Leeds Beckett’s Carnegie School of Education on Monday 3 April from the University of Leeds. Professor Shirley Anne Tate is Patron of Black British Academics, an independent organisation working proactively to enhance race equality across the higher education sector, and Editor of Emerald’s Critical Mixed Race Studies book series. She is also Visiting Professor and Research Fellow in the Institute for Reconciliation and Social Justice at the University of the Free State, South Africa, and Research Associate in the Centre for Critical Studies in Higher Education Transformation at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa

Sai Murray – writer, poet, spoken word artist, graphic designer of Bajan/Afrikan/English heritage.

Sai was the lead writer on Virtual Migrants’ touring production Continent Chop Chop – a theatrical performance combining poetry, music and digital media that addressed issues of migration, racism, austerity and climate justice. He currently holds positions as: resident poet at Numbi; creative writing facilitator/mentor of The Write Stuff with mental health arts charity Artists in Mind; the arts and politics editor of Sable LitMag; artistic director of Scarf magazine; board member of Remember Oluwale and an organising member of PARCOE (the Pan-Afrikan Reparations Coalition in Europe). He also works with selected grassroots community organisations through his artist/activist promotions agency, Liquorice Fish.

This event is part of Educate, Agitate, Organise an activist gathering at Leeds Beckett Students’ Union on the 29th of April – more info & tickets here: This event is part of Educate, Agitate, Organise an activist gathering at Leeds Beckett Students’ Union on the 29th of April – more info & tickets here: leeds.carpediem.cd/events/2964276-educate-agitate-organise-at-leeds-beckett-students-union/

There are additional standalone screenings of this film on Friday 5th and Wednesday 10th May at 7pm.

DIRECTOR: Raoul Peck
DETAILS: France/United States, 2017, 93mins, certificate TBC
DOC FEAT: Samuel L. Jackson, James Baldwin, Dick Cavett
TICKETS: Normal ticket prices apply There are additional standalone screenings of this film on Friday 5th and Wednesday 10th May at 7pm.  DIRECTOR: Raoul Peck DETAILS: France/United States, 2017, 93mins, certificate TBC DOC FEAT: Samuel L. Jackson, James Baldwin, Dick Cavett TICKETS: Normal ticket prices apply

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